Keep in mind when there was a number of discuss a Sony acquisition, particularly from trade veterans Jeff Grubb and Greg Miller? Each have been speaking about Sq. Enix. “Once I talked concerning the three rumors I had heard, and one was an asset, that is the one I had heard,” Miller lastly revealed on an episode of his PS i really like you podcasting. “I heard that PlayStation Sq. was taking on and I heard that from a number of sources.”
So how come this rumor was doing the rounds, however we by no means heard something concerning the Embracer Group’s acquisition of Crystal Dynamics et al? Miller hypothesizes that wires could have crossed: “Was it that Sq. was making an attempt to promote their western studios and that was the rumor? Take every part with a grain of salt. Nonetheless, that is what I heard that PlayStation Sq. was making an attempt to purchase.”
As Miller rightly factors out later within the podcast, something is feasible on this period the place publishers like Activision Blizzard are being purchased up for practically $70 billion. However here is the factor: When an acquisition really occurs on this trade, we solely have ever find out about it when the ink is dry. That is as a result of enterprise offers of this magnitude are slowed down in so many NDAs that it is nearly unthinkable for a social media “insider” to get wind of them.
In different phrases, the following time you see a giant rumor a couple of main company buyout, we propose you method it with dose of skepticism.